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Keith Stokes talks about concussion risks in rugby

Dr Keith Stokes from our Department for Health discusses concussion risks in rugby and research afoot at Bath to prevent such injuries, on BBC Bristol.

Four students awarded IMechE scholarships

Professor Gary Hawley said: “Our engineering students continue to be recognised with prestigious awards and to have four within this category of IMechE prizes is fantastic.”

Free lecture: Data Scientist – heal thyself: Fri 7 Nov

BIME’s 46th Annual Lecture about the Internet of Things is free to attend but please book tickets.

Could you be the next big thing in rowing?

A talent identification session is being held on campus on Thursday 23 October to look for the next generation of Olympic rowers.

Dr Rob Williams on dementia research at Bath – BBC Somerset

Dr Rob Williams from Biology & Biochemistry talks to BBC Somerset as part of their dementia awareness week.

Ebola’s in the headlines but tobacco is also a killer in Africa

An article in the Guardian by Rachel Rose Jackson, a researcher in our Tobacco Control Research Group, about an unpublicised epidemic in Africa.

Pre-Christmas coach trip to London – Sat 22 Nov

The coach will leave the University at 7.30am and pick up in the evening at Marble Arch at 7pm.

Chem Eng researchers visit Stellenbosch University

Professor Gary Hawley said: “The visit to Stellenbosch and the experience in further consolidating these international links will certainly yield the research richness we seek, leading to high quality, high impact joint papers.”

Bath concussion research coincides with major rugby changes

A joint venture between the RFU, Premiership Rugby and Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) will focus on concussion awareness and management in games; at the same time a new project from our researchers to monitor players returning to play after a concussion has also been unveiled.

The Nameless Grace – Holly Davey exhibition & talk at Holburne Museum

A look at the forgotten existence of the Holburne sisters: a co-commission between ICIA and The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Volunteers wanted to test state-of-the-art personal monitoring device

Our researchers need volunteers to try out a new personal monitoring device to help individuals meet fitness and weight loss targets.

Cost of dying rises seven times faster than cost of living

Today’s SunLife Cost of Dying report, involving researchers from CDAS, highlights that the cost of dying has jumped by over 10 per cent to £8,427 – one of the fastest rises in the report’s history.

Stress-relieving music based on your heart rate

Developed by researchers from the University of Bath, a composer, and an entertainment and healthcare startup, the Breathing Stone detects the user’s pulse and breathing in real-time to generate music for relaxation.

Student selected to play women’s rugby professionally

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student Amy Wilson Hardy has accepted a professional contract to play Rugby Sevens in the full-time England Women’s Squad.

Scientists make stem cell discovery

Scientists in Berlin and from our University have identified human “naive-like” stem cells which could provide a breakthrough for regenerative medicine.

Student Theatre Society puts on hit show ‘Blood Brothers’

From 16 to 18 October, the Bath University Student Theatre group (more commonly known as BUST) will be putting on three performances of Willy Russell’s west end hit Blood Brothers at the Museum of Bath at Work to raise funds for the ‘Katie Piper Foundation’, an organisation that helps victims of severe burns go on to live whole and fulfilling lives.

Launch of apps design competition 2014

The 2014 Apps Crunch competition will launch next week as part of the Bath Digital Festival, offering a tantalizing prize trip to meet tech experts in San Francisco.

Average worker £5,000 worse off a year as real wage growth fails to recover

Falling unemployment alone will not re-start sustained wage growth in the UK as salaries fail to keep pace with the cost of living warns the latest IPR Policy Briefing.

IMEE student awarded Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship

First-year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, Esther Dunstan-Sewell, has been awarded a prestigious Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship.

Our students mix with world leaders at One Young World Summit

Two of our students will travel to Dublin this week to play a key role in the latest ‘One Young World Summit’.

Understanding the nature of Islamic State is key

PhD student Mattia Cacciatori discusses IS’s aims and motives, and what can be done to curtail its recent advances.

University Radio Bath nominated for 4 National Awards

This year, University Radio Bath (URB) has been nominated for four Student Radio Awards, which take place every year and give students a platform from which they can make it into the radio industry.

Funding boost for 18 research projects

GW4 Alliance announces latest round of awards to help win major external funding

I-SEE seminar – communicating climate policy: Tue 14 Oct

Communicating climate policy will be discussed at an I-SEE seminar this week

Bath in top ten of ‘Table of Tables’

We’ve been ranked seventh in a new league table released by Times Higher Education (THE)

Collaboration to strengthen research into legacy issues

A new health collaboration between our researchers and international colleagues in São Paulo will share learning around legacy and impact of major sporting events.

Barry Gilbertson appointed to Uni Council

Barry Gilbertson, a chartered surveyor, has been appointed with effect from 1 August 2014

University partners Met Office in space weather forecasting

The University is a partner in the UK’s first dedicated space weather forecast centre

Successful conference on green energy materials

A research consortium led by Professor Saiful Islam has recently hosted a successful conference at the University of Bath on sustainable materials for green energy applications.

Bath Science Café- The end of the age of dinosaurs: Mon 13 Oct

Nick Longrich, senior lecturer in Biology & Biochemistry, will be the speaker at the next Bath Science Café which takes place at the Raven Pub, Bath, 7.30 for 8pm start. All welcome; free entry.

Top tennis returns to campus

Top tennis returns to the Sports Training Village next month with the annual Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament moving from spring to autumn for the first time. Free for spectators.

Stephen Fry to demonstrate student project on QI

A metal maze that was built by physics students to show how water droplets can propel themselves will feature on BBC 2’s QI this week when host Stephen Fry demonstrates the ‘Leidenfrost effect’.

University partners Met Office in space weather forecasting

The University is a partner in the UK’s first dedicated space weather forecast centre, which opens today

New REACT funding to support new games and products for children

Researchers from across the University have been awared REACT funding to develop future games and products for children.

New global network raises bar for international youth policy challenges

After the success of the recent IPR International Partners Symposium, we have established a new IPR policy network with our international colleagues.

Are you in one of these groups? Picture in the Paper needs you

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Student Gemma continues comeback with Glasgow gold

University of Bath student Gemma Howell continued her comeback from injury by taking gold at the 2014 Glasgow European Judo Open at the weekend.

Urban growth in Latin America on agenda for CITICON

The third IPR CITICON workshop takes place this week in Buenos Aires.

Good summer for Team Bath Racing

Team Bath Racing came seventh out of 95 international teams at the Formula Student UK event

Researchers discuss prostate cancer diagnostic devices

Researchers, clinicians, patients and industrialists gathered in Bath on 17-18 September for the workshop ‘Clinical perspectives and commercial forces on biosensor devices’, organised by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Cancer Diagnosis: parallel sensing of prostate cancer biomarkers (PROSENSE).

DBA student becomes Universidad del Rosario’s President

Jose Restrepo, a student on our DBA in Higher Education Management programme, has been elected as President of the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, which is one of the most well established universities in Latin America.

Free lecture to explore ‘bench to bedside’ process of cancer research

Join us to learn more about the cutting-edge cancer research being carried out at the University of Bath.

Top marks for social work programme at Bath

Our social work programme at Bath is number 1 in two significant national league tables.

Brave enough for the Great Britain Polar Plunge?

Special Olympics GB is launching the Great Britain Polar Plunge on campus on Saturday 6 December.

Dr Sue Milner: French government & political systems

Dr Sue Milner of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, talks to BBC Radio Bristol about French politics.

Harness children’s competitive streak to drive healthy eating habits

A new IPR Policy Brief suggests that introducing an element of competition at school meal times can dramatically increase the number of children who try fruit and veg.

Free public lectures in Oct

Members of the public, staff and students are all warmly invited to come along to our new series of public lectures. New events will be added to the page throughout the year. Please send submissions to comms@bath.ac.uk

Dr Joanna Bryson appears on Newsnight

Watch the interview with Laura Kuenssberg about artificial intelligence [View from 32:45]

Students’ Union once again awarded Investors in People

Ian Robinson, Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, said: “IIP remains the benchmark for any well-run organisation, and it signals our commitment to good business and people management excellence.”

New GW4 funding announcement for next generation of scientists

Along with GW4 colleagues, we have been awarded £8m in funding to train new PhD students in bioscience.

Bath ranks highly in new LinkedIn tables

Bath has been ranked as one of the best UK universities for launching graduates into the most desirable jobs

Samantha on shortlist for Sky Sportswoman of Month

Modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray, who is a Bath French & Politics graduate & trains at the STV, needs our online votes

ICIA’s music, dance, theatre & visual art classes start Mon 6 Oct

Book your place on our diverse range of classes and workshops.

Bill Durodié made Visiting Prof in China

Professor Bill Durodié, from PoLIS, has been made a Visiting Professor of the China Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong (CELAP)

Nick Startin discusses Hollande, Sarkozy & the ‘Marmite effect’

Dr Nicholas Startin, lecturer in French & European Studies, joins other experts to discuss French politics.

The sky is not the limit for Bath graduate

Dr Jon Scott lands his ‘dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Germany

Student Women in Engineering Society affiliates with WES

Dr Irene Turner said: “With the formal link to WES we hope to support and empower current students within the Faculty of Engineering & Design, as well as to help encourage more young women to choose engineering at university and as a career.”

Trust: how the financial crisis boosted the best leaders

An article in the Conversation by Prof Veronica Hope Hailey finds that when leaders are sufficiently human to admit mistakes, flaws and weaknesses, it makes it easier for staff to trust them.

Researchers look to success of parkrun to transform sedentary lifestyles

A new study our Department for Health will look at the popular appeal of parkun in getting communities more active.

Creating the people: Aurelien Mondon on populism

Aurelien Mondon, lecturer in French politics, talked to openDemocracy about populism.

Local families wanted for new stress study

Researchers from our University want local children and their parents to come forward to take part in a two-part study to help them understand more about how young people cope with challenging life events.

Community helps co-create public engagement projects

Members of the local community have joined researchers from across the University to co-create new ideas for engaged research projects at an event called Bath Inspires

Dr Sarah White: Getting it right in Zambia post-2015

Recent research in Chiawa, Zambia by our Department of Social & Policy Science shows getting it right post-2015 means putting people’s wellbeing at the centre of development.

Free seminar – ISIS in Iraq & Syria: Tue 7 Oct

Dr Faisal Devji from Oxford University will discuss the formation of a militant subjectivity in ISIS. What can we infer about such a subject from the pieces of information at our disposal, as well as in the context of militant Islam’s globalisation with al-Qaeda more than a decade ago?

How to solve bendy phone problem?

Bath researchers think that understanding the complexity of metamaterials might help

HIVE “will become a national asset”

Our Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, was joined by over 180 researchers, engineers and leaders of industry for the opening

Fancy learning a musical instrument? Booking now open

Enrolment opens 10am on Wed 1 Oct with lessons starting the week beginning Mon 13 Oct.

AV Team win national Education Project of the Year award

Congratulations to the Audio Visual Team who have been recognised for their work on the system they designed for the video relay of the graduation ceremonies.

Bath researchers all set to become successful entrepreneurs

Eight researchers from the University of Bath have been picked out of hundreds to take part in a brand new programme which seeks to turn their ideas into profitable technology start-ups.

HR Most Influential UK Thinkers

Professors Rob Briner & Veronica Hope Hailey are named in the top ten of the HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2014 shortlist

Statelessness in Lebanon: PhD student wins research award

Jason Tucker, a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences , has been awarded the inaugural UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Award for Best Doctoral Research on Statelessness.

Bath PhD student wins Young Microbiologist of the Year

Bath PhD student Ali Hussein has been awarded first prize in the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition. Congratulations!

Dame Glynis meets staff from Maths

“Your determination to grow your research reputation & increase postgraduate numbers are precisely in keeping with our strategy”

Bilayer graphene research features on cover of leading journal

In their work published as a cover article of Physical Review Letters, an international team including Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski from our Department of Physics shows that bilayer graphene — two layers of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons and stacked on top of each other — is uniquely suitable to control the transformation of the topology of the electron spectrum at the Fermi energy.

New sustainable, flood-resilient construction materials put to the test

Construction companies and academics can now test low carbon construction materials and systems in realistic open-air conditions. The HIVE, based at the University of Bath’s Building Research Park, Swindon, is the first facility of its kind in the UK and will be officially opened by the University’s Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex on Thursday 25 September.

First GW4 joint training event for PGR students

Sixty PGR students from across the GW4 Alliance (15 from each institution) attended a three-day workshop which exosed participants to the rich opportunities for collaboration across a variety of disciplines and also demonstrated the capacity of collaboration to enrich the research process.

Lord Ewen Cameron discusses global food security at I-SEE seminar: Tue 30 Sep

The scientific, agricultural and policy challenges of feeding the growing human population will come under the spotlight next week at a seminar at the University of Bath organised by the Institute for Sustainable Energy & Environment.

Department of Economics welcomes two new academics

Dr Robertas Zubrickas and Dr Alessandro Marchesiani are joining the team in the Department of Economics.

Tenth international annual Biomechanics Symposium

Ninety international attendees from the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK took part in the conference, including orthopaedic surgeons, university-based researchers and industrialists from orthopaedic device companies.

Experiencing Trustworthy Leaders – conference report

Our School of Management welcomed 90 leading employers, HR professionals, policy makers and researchers to a conference on Thursday 11 September to discuss the outcome of a three year research project carried out in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), exploring the hallmarks of trusted leaders.

We are top ten in Good Uni Guide 2015

We are ranked 10th out of 123 UK universities in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide